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Small town, big addictions

Drug Abuse | Families in rural Sioux Center, Iowa, have discovered they aren’t immune from the drug scourge, but some locals are fighting back
by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/01/19, 03:32 pm

Heaven Gaskins, dressed in a bright orange prison jumpsuit, broke down in tears in a courtroom in northwest Iowa. “I was so grateful,” she remembers, after the judge sent her to drug court instead of prison.

Three months earlier, wearing dressy black attire and a gray scarf, she was crying in the same courtroom, but for a different reason. In February 2016 she received a five-year prison sentence for robbing a bank. As an officer led the 19-year-old away in handcuffs, Gaskins cried out to her family, “I love you so much.”

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Another data breach, this time at Capital One

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/30/19, 12:20 pm

About 106 million customers who applied for credit cards from Capital One had their data stolen, court records revealed Monday. A hacker accessed people’s reported incomes, phone numbers, credit scores, and other information, along with the Social Security numbers of about 140,000 customers and 80,000 linked bank account numbers.

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Gilroy holds vigil for shooting victims

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/30/19, 10:59 am

Keyla Salazar, 13, saved a family member during Sunday’s shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. When her family ran away, she stayed behind with her stepfather’s mother, who uses a cane and was wounded. Salazar later died at the hospital from her wounds. The shooting also killed 6-year-old Stephen Romero and 25-year-old Trevor Irby. Hundreds gathered at the Gilroy City Hall Monday night for a candlelight vigil honoring the victims, including 12 who were wounded.

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